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6. Pygeum macrocarpum T. T. Yu & L. T. Lu, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 23: 213. 1985.

大果臀果木 da guo tun guo mu

Pygeum latifolium Miquel var. macrocarpum (T. T. Yü & L. T. Lu) C. Y. Wu & H. Chu.

Trees 8–10 m tall. Branchlets purplish brown to dark grayish brown, brown pubescent when young, glabrescent, with many distinct lenticels. Petiole 1–1.2 cm, pubescent when young, glabrescent; leaf blade elliptic to oblong-elliptic, 10–18 × 5–9 cm, papery to subleathery, abaxially paler, sparsely brown pubescent along veins, glabrescent, and with or without 2 flat nectaries near base, adaxially greenish brown and glabrescent, base rounded, margin entire, apex abruptly short pointed; secondary veins 6–8 on either side of midvein, abaxially conspicuously raised. Racemes solitary or to 3 in a fascicle; rachises, pedicels, hypanthia, and sepals brown pubescent. Drupe purplish brown, compressed ovoid-globose, 1.5–1.8 cm and ± as broad to slightly wider than long, glabrous, apex acute; mesocarp sometimes splitting when ripe. Seed fragrant. Fl. Aug–Oct, fr. winter to spring.

Forests, forest margins, deep ravines, stream sides; 500--1000 m. SE Yunnan (Jinping Xian, Malipo Xian).


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